x

Society

National Theater: Lignadis Was Not Involved in Workshops for Refugee Minors

February 22, 2021

ATHENS — Former National Theater director and actor Dimitris Lignadis "was never involved in a teaching or organizational capacity with the theater's workshops for Greek or refugee minors", the National Theater announced on Monday.

Earlier on Monday, head of the first-instance court prosecutors Sotiria Papageorgakopoulou launched an inquiry into allegations which claim specific NGOs running shelters for unaccompanied refugee and migrant children arranged for drama lessons with Lignadis in 2017-2018.

The investigation was launched following a memo sent to the prosecution on Monday by Migration & Asylum Ministry's Special Secretary for the Protection of Unaccompanied Minors Irini Agapidaki, requesting the investigation of these allegations.

Lignadis is currently being held at the General Directorate of Attica Police (GADA) on charges of serial molestation of minors, and will provide testimony before an investigating magistrate on Wednesday. He has denied all charges.

 

RELATED

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Biden Hosts Macron amid Friction over US Climate Law (Video)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron are celebrating the longstanding U.

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Biden administration officials are toughening their language toward NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria.

Memphis Depay and Daley Blind scored in the first half and Denzil Dumfries added a late goal as the Netherlands eliminated the United States from the World Cup with a 3-1 victory Saturday that advanced the Dutch to the quarterfinals.

AL RAYYAN, Qatar Lionel Messi was pushed into the middle of a joyous post-match huddle as Argentina’s players jumped up and down to celebrate reaching the World Cup quarterfinals.

AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Memphis Depay and Daley Blind scored in the first half and Denzel Dumfries added a late goal as the Netherlands eliminated the United States from the World Cup with a 3-1 victory Saturday that advanced the Dutch to the quarterfinals.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.